sadmanbarty

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Golden-age Loony Toons is amazing because of its ontological malleability when it comes to the laws of physics.

A character will be squashed flat by an anvil and then roll around like a coin before popping back as though they're a balloon filling with air.

physical properties shift instantaneously to facilitate the joke. once character will bounce off a wall like it's a trampoline but within a second another character crashes into it and it's solid rock (the characters teeth may then shatter like glass).

faces can be stretched.

it's hyper-tactility and hyper-kinetic. it's all stretching and bouncing and rubbery and squishy and squeezable and inflatable, etc.

and there's music that's just like that. it's music that's an affront to the intangibility of dematerialisation. it distills and concentrates the joy of the physical world in much the same was as cartoon physics does.
 

luka

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I was watching a bit of Rustie's boiler room set today. That very short lived 'wonky' scene was this.
 

luka

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Also topography of the lungs, my favourite free improv album is very looney toons
 

sadmanbarty

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this is the last entry in third's list and it's full of physical signifiers.

very rubbery synths in it. some oud sounding strings that really feel like something bouncing off the strings. something that sounds like when you rub your fingers along a balloon and it makes a fart sound.

https://youtu.be/idXhe9pZvik
 

luka

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Silly walks, rubber legs, extendable necks, MC Escher as cartoon, the way caterpillars move, worms, oozing, undulating, stretching, bouncing, bulging, expanding balloons, hallucinations of walls curving and rippling, clocks melting. Time-reel manipulation, sped up and slowed right down, similar manipulation of the gravity field, heavy, leaden, sunken down, loping, bouncing, floating off.
 
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